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The Mission of the Brethren Digital Archives is to digitize some or all of the periodicals produced from the beginning of publication to the year 2000 by each of the Brethren bodies who trace their origin to the baptism near Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708.



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Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown College
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452
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424,282
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by Elizabethtown College
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Books made available by Elizabethtown College
BHLA
BHLA
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182
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523,710
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The Brethren Historical Library and Archives is the official repository for Church of the Brethren publications and records. Its purpose is to keep alive the Brethren faith heritage by collecting and preserving materials relating to the cultural, socio-economic, theological, genealogical, and institutional history of the Brethren.
Grace College Seminary
Grace College Seminary
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96
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311,961
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Founded in 1939, the Morgan Library contains more than 150,000 volumes which are classified in the Library of Congress classification system. Special Collections include the Papers of the American Evangelist William A. "Billy" Sunday, as well as archives of the Winona Lake Bible Conference, Grace College and Seminary, and various Grace Brethren agencies.
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater College
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156,688
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Bridgewater College, Forrer Learning Commons, Special Collections is committed to providing first-hand access to historical materials for Bridgewater students, faculty and independent researchers. Special Collections includes published and non-published archival resources in the areas of:  * Bridgewater College * Church of the Brethren * Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, and Rockingham County history * Genealogy Access to these collections is by appointment only. Contact Stephanie Gardner,...
Brethren Heritage Center
Brethren Heritage Center
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227
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187,356
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The Brethren Heritage Center, located in Brookville, Ohio, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historical and current information concerning the various Brethren bodies which have a rich heritage dating to 1708 in Schwarzenau, Germany. The Brethren bodies involved with the Brethren Heritage Center are: Church of the Brethren, Conservative Grace Brethren International, Dunkard Brethren, Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, German Baptist Brethren, Old Brethren, Old Brethren...
Ashland University Archives
Ashland University Archives
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45
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120,310
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Ashland University Archives is located at Ashland University and is operated through the University Library. The purpose of the Ashland University Archives is to collect, organize, preserve, index, and make available for research use various types of records and materials related to Ashland University.
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The Manchester University Brethren Historical Collection contains the records of the Church of the Brethren in Indiana, monographs published by Brethren Press in Elgin, IL, and other church records, bibles, hymnals, genealogical material, and periodicals of interest to the Brethren. The Brethren issued almanacs in this digital collection include astronomical advice about seasonal activities, as well as the names and addresses of ministers, historical information, biographies of Brethren...
Juniata College-Beeghly Library
Juniata College-Beeghly Library
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31,742
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Juniata College is blessed with an unusually strong collection of manuscripts and rare books. The collection is rated among the top six German-American research repositories in the nation.
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by Morse, Kenneth I., 1913-1999
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Elizabethtown College
by Clare, Israel Smith, 1847-1924.; Lyle, Anna, ed
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vi p., 1 l., 317 p. 20 cm
Topic: Lancaster County (Pa.) -- History
Elizabethtown College
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"Biographies": p. [303]-570
Topic: Church of the Brethren. Districts. Western Pennsylvania
Grace College Seminary
by Turner, Charles W.
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The Brethren Missionary Herald was the magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Published from 1940 until 1996, it provided information about the national organizations of the fellowship, including foreign missions, home missions, Christian education, women's ministries, and Grace College and Seminary.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
Elizabethtown College
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BHLA
by Bittinger, Desmond W., 1905-1991
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Ashland University Archives
by Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio
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Topic: Brethren Church (Ashland Group)--Periodicals
Grace College Seminary
by Turner, Charles W.
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The Brethren Missionary Herald was the magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Published from 1940 until 1996, it provided information about the national organizations of the fellowship, including foreign missions, home missions, Christian education, women's ministries, and Grace College and Seminary.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
Juniata College-Beeghly Library
by Kurtz, Henry, 1796-1874
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The Gospel Visitor, or Der Evangelische Besuch, was the first Brethren publication published by Henry Kurtz, a German immigrant, in 1851 in Ohio. His purpose for the paper was to use the publication as a way of unifying the brethren churches that were scatted throughout the U.S. he reported on the annual meetings and promoted the understanding and discussion of the gospel. His paper was not officiated until 1853 by the annual meeting. In 1856, James Quinter joined as an associate and upon...
Topic: Fraternity of German Baptists (U.S.)--Periodicals. Church of the Brethren--Periodicals.
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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Official magazine of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. Title changed to Elizabethtown magazine with the Fall 1986 issue, previously the Elizabethtown College Bulletin.
Topic: Elizabethtown College--Periodicals
Bridgewater College
by Brethren Publishing House
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Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Farrar, Fletcher
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Farrar, Fletcher
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Farrar, Fletcher
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Grace College Seminary
by Carroll, Jeff
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The Brethren Missionary Herald is the denominational jounal of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. It's intent is to provide information about foreign and home missions for the denomination.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
Manchester University Archives and Brethren Historical Collection
by Winfield, Richard C.
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Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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Official magazine of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. Title changed to Elizabethtown magazine with the Fall 1986 issue, previously the Elizabethtown College Bulletin.
Topic: Elizabethtown College--Periodicals
Manchester University Archives and Brethren Historical Collection
by Rowsey, John D.
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Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Manchester University Archives and Brethren Historical Collection
by Schuster, George.
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Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Topics: German Baptist Brethren (U.S.) -- Periodicals, German Baptist Brethren (U.S.) -- Clergy --...
Grace College Seminary
by Turner, Charles W.
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The Brethren Missionary Herald was the magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Published from 1940 until 1996, it provided information about the national organizations of the fellowship, including foreign missions, home missions, Christian education, women's ministries, and Grace College and Seminary.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
Bridgewater College
by Moore, John H.; Meyers, Jacob T.; Eshleman, M.M.; Bashor, S. H.
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Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Source: folio
Grace College Seminary
by Whitcomb, John C.
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Grace Theological Journal is a publication of Grace Theological Seminary and contains articles of theological interest, the majority of which are written by the faculty of the Seminary.
Topics: Theology--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches--Periodicals
Ashland University Archives
by Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio
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Topic: Brethren Church (Ashland Group)--Periodicals
Grace College Seminary
by Turner, Charles W.
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The Brethren Missionary Herald was the magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Published from 1940 until 1996, it provided information about the national organizations of the fellowship, including foreign missions, home missions, Christian education, women's ministries, and Grace College and Seminary.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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The Elizabethtown College yearbook was known as the Etonian from 1922-1950; then changed its name to the Conestogan in 1951. No yearbook was published in 1929, or for the 1941-1942 academic year.
Topic: Elizabethtown College yearbook
Bethany Theological Seminary
Bethany Theological Seminary
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Bethany Theological Seminary equips spiritual and intellectual leaders with an Incarnational education for ministering, proclaiming, and living out God's shalom and Christ's peace in the church and world. Students and faculty from Bethany rely on and contribute to the Lilly Library of Earlham College. Lilly Library contains approximately 400,000 volumes and serves students and faculty at Earlham College, Bethany Theological Seminary, and Earlham School of Religion. Roughly 1,000 of these items...
BHLA
by Morse, Kenneth I., 1913-1999
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Grace College Seminary
by Baker, David W.
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The Ashland Theological Bulletin is the voice of Ashland Theological Seminary. It's intent is to scholarly works, reviews and other essays of the Seminary faculty.
Topic: Theology--Periodicals
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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The Elizabethtown College yearbook was known as the Etonian from 1922-1950; then changed its name to the Conestogan in 1951. No yearbook was published in 1929, or for the 1941-1942 academic year.
Topic: Elizabethtown College yearbook
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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The Etownian student newspaper was preceded by Our College Times magazine (1904-1934).
Topics: Elizabethtown College -- Newspapers, College student newspapers and periodicals -- Pennsylvania,...
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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The Elizabethtown College yearbook was known as the Etonian from 1922-1950; then changed its name to the Conestogan in 1951. No yearbook was published in 1929, or for the 1941-1942 academic year.
Topic: Elizabethtown College yearbook
Ashland University Archives
by Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio
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Topic: Brethren Church (Ashland Group)--Periodicals
Topics: German Baptist Brethren (U.S.) -- Periodicals, German Baptist Brethren (U.S.) -- Clergy --...
BHLA
by Quinter, James, 1816-1888
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Originally published in 1876 as The Christian Family Companion and Gospel Visitor. Vol. 1, no. 1-43 were published in Meyersdale, PA.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Source: folio
BHLA
by Morse, Kenneth I., 1913-1999
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Royer, Howard E., 1930-
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Bridgewater College
by General Mission Board of the Church of the Brethren; Minnich, H. Spenser
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Topics: Church of the Brethren Priodicals, Church of the Brethren- Missions
Elizabethtown College
by Ephrata community.; Beissel, Johann Conrad, 1690-1768.; American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Often attributed to Conrad Beissel, but probably the work of the Brotherhood. cf. the Chronicon ephratense. Eng. tr. 1889, p. 81
BHLA
by Miller, D.L. (Daniel Long), 1841-1921; Frantz, Edward, 1868-1962
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Source: folio
BHLA
by Morse, Kenneth I., 1913-1999
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Grace College Seminary
by Whitcomb, John C.
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Grace Theological Journal is a publication of Grace Theological Seminary and contains articles of theological interest, the majority of which are written by the faculty of the Seminary.
Topics: Theology--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches--Periodicals
Bridgewater College
by Moore, John H.; Meyers, Jacob T.; Eshleman, M.M.
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Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Source: folio
BHLA
by Frantz, Edward, 1868-1962
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Source: folio
BHLA
by Morse, Kenneth I., 1913-1999
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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The Etownian student newspaper was preceded by Our College Times magazine (1904-1934).
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BHLA
by Quinter, James, 1816-1888
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Originally published in 1876 as The Christian Family Companion and Gospel Visitor. Vol. 1, no. 1-43 were published in Meyersdale, PA.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Manchester University Archives and Brethren Historical Collection
by Vanator, Fred C.
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missing no. 43 (Conference Minutes of the Brethren Church)
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Grace College Seminary
by Kriegbaum, Arnold R.
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The Brethren Missionary Herald is the denominational jounal of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. It's intent is to provide information about foreign and home missions for the denomination.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
BHLA
by Morse, Kenneth I., 1913-1999
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Brethren Heritage Center
by Editor: Lawrence Wintrode Berry 1900-1989.
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In Oct. 1922, a twenty-page monthly publication, The Bible Monitor, was begun at Poplar Bluff, MO, with B . E. Kesler as editor. It was intended to make the membership of the Church of the Brethren aware of the teachings and practices that were being tolerated by the church. When the Dunkard Brethren Church was established in 1926, the Bible Monitor became its official periodical and it continues being published as of 2011.
Topic: Dunkard Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Frantz, Edward, 1868-1962
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Source: folio
BHLA
by Quinter, James, 1816-1888
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Originally published in 1876 as The Christian Family Companion and Gospel Visitor. Vol. 1, no. 1-43 were published in Meyersdale, PA.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Moore, John Henry, 1846-1935
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Preceded by Der Brüderbote and Brethren's Messenger.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Source: folio
Elizabethtown College
by Elizabethtown College
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The Elizabethtown College yearbook was known as the Etonian from 1922-1950; then changed its name to the Conestogan in 1951. No yearbook was published in 1929, or for the 1941-1942 academic year.
Topic: Elizabethtown College yearbook
Juniata College-Beeghly Library
by Kurtz, Henry, 1796-1874
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The Gospel Visitor, or Der Evangelische Besuch, was the first Brethren publication published by Henry Kurtz, a German immigrant, in 1851 in Ohio. His purpose for the paper was to use the publication as a way of unifying the brethren churches that were scatted throughout the U.S. he reported on the annual meetings and promoted the understanding and discussion of the gospel. His paper was not officiated until 1853 by the annual meeting. In 1856, James Quinter joined as an associate and upon...
Topic: Fraternity of German Baptists (U.S.)--Periodicals. Church of the Brethren--Periodicals.
BHLA
by Thomasson, Kermon R., 1936-
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Thomasson, Kermon R., 1936-
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Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren. It traces its beginnings to The Gospel Visitor, founded by Henry Kurtz in April 1851, in Poland, OH.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Elizabethtown College
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Christian Family Companion and Gospel Visitor resulted from a merger of the Christian Family Companion and The Gospel Visitor. The first issue of the combined paper is dated Jan. 6, 1874.
Topic: German Baptist Brethren (U.S.)
Grace College Seminary
by Turner, Charles W.
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The Brethren Missionary Herald was the magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Published from 1940 until 1996, it provided information about the national organizations of the fellowship, including foreign missions, home missions, Christian education, women's ministries, and Grace College and Seminary.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
Grace College Seminary
by Turner, Charles W.
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The Brethren Missionary Herald was the magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Published from 1940 until 1996, it provided information about the national organizations of the fellowship, including foreign missions, home missions, Christian education, women's ministries, and Grace College and Seminary.
Topics: National Fellowship of Brethren Churches--Missions--Periodicals, Fellowship of Grace Brethren...
BHLA
by Quinter, James, 1816-1888
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Originally published in 1876 as The Christian Family Companion and Gospel Visitor. Vol. 1, no. 1-43 were published in Meyersdale, PA.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Brethren Heritage Center
by Editor: Howard James Surbey 1910-1982
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In Oct. 1922, a twenty-page monthly publication, The Bible Monitor, was begun at Poplar Bluff, MO, with B . E. Kesler as editor. It was intended to make the membership of the Church of the Brethren aware of the teachings and practices that were being tolerated by the church. When the Dunkard Brethren Church was established in 1926, the Bible Monitor became its official periodical and it continues being published as of 2011.
Topic: Dunkard Brethren--Periodicals
BHLA
by Eshelman, M. M. (Matthew Mays), 1844-1921
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Preceded by Der Brüderbote and Brethren's Messenger.
Topic: Church of the Brethren--Periodicals
Source: folio
Ashland University Archives
by Brethren Church, Ashland, Ohio
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Topic: Brethren Church (Ashland Group)--Periodicals
BHLA
by Bittinger, Desmond W., 1905-1991
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The Primitive Christian and The Brethren at Work consolidated into The Gospel Messenger in 1883 and became the official paper of the Church of the Brethren. The Gospel Messenger became The Messenger in 1965, and continues to be published by Brethren Press.
Topics: German Baptist Brethren (U.S.) -- Periodicals, German Baptist Brethren (U.S.) -- Clergy --...